Cooking is one of my passions. I like to make nutritious and tasty foods at home without using preservatives or artificial colors.
What Is Flaxseed (aka Linseed)?
Flaxseed, sometimes called linseed, are tiny, brown, tan, or golden-colored seeds. People have consumed this seed for at least 6,000 years, making it one of the oldest cultivated superfoods.
Flaxseed contains omega-3 fatty acids, minerals, protein, and dietary fiber. The benefits of these seeds include clearer skin, improved digestion, and possible weight loss. They may also be helpful in terms of lowering cholesterol, balancing hormones, and possibly helping to fight cancer.
Once roasted, the seeds are aromatic and crunchy. Making flaxseed chutney takes about 10 minutes. It is a simple and easy-to-follow recipe.
Serve it as a side dish for dosa, idli, flatbread, or steamed rice. Enjoy the taste, and reap the health benefits.
Now, let me share with you the detailed recipe.
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Serves four people
- 2-3 tablespoons flaxseed
- 1 heaped cup coconut, grated or chopped
- 1 gooseberry-sized tamarind, soaked in warm water for 10 minutes
- 8 curry leaves
- 5-6 dry red chilies, broken, moderate hot variety
- 1 teaspoon oil (I used coconut oil)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- water as required
- Wash flaxseed. Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in flaxseed. Saute over very low heat until they become shiny, crispy, and light.
- Add curry leaves and broken red chilies. Saute for 5 seconds. Turn off the heat.
- Add grated coconut. Mix well. Set aside cool.
- Once warm, transfer them to a mixer or blender. Add soaked tamarind and salt. Grind, adding water little by little to get a near-smooth paste.
- Transfer it to a serving bowl. Adjust the consistency by adding water. This chutney should be moderately thick.
- Flaxseed chutney is spicy, aromatic, flavorful, and very delicious. Serve it as a side dish for dosa, idli, flatbread, or steamed rice. Enjoy the taste and reap the health benefits!